A Marathon effort

Boston Rowing Club's Adrian Apletree in action at the Marathon. Photo: David Dales.
Boston Rowing Club's Adrian Apletree in action at the Marathon. Photo: David Dales.

The Sun came out to welcome 124 crews to Boston for the annual 50k Rowing Marathon.

The Marathon, which has been running since 1946, saw crews rowing 50k from Lincoln to Boston on Sunday, attracting teams from all over the country.

The Mayor of Boston and longstanding members of hosts Boston Rowing Club John Vere and Sue Ganley were there to present prizes for the fastest crews in each category.

They also handed over the John Loveley Memorial Shield for the fastest crew of the day, which went to a men’s crew in IM1 4X- from The City Of Bristol Rowing Club who clocked 3:20:18, and The Alex and Sue Ganley Trophy for the fastest female single sculler, which went to a 17-year-old in WJ17.1X from Chester-Le-Street Rowing Club in a time of 4:17:38.

The great efforts of all the competitors taking part see a whopping 10 course records broken on the day.

This included five new records for categories which hadn’t competed for before at the event.